Mikkelsen and Nielsen are Lost in Africa
by Annika Pham
In the new Danish film Lost in Africa (Danish title Kidnappet), written and directed by newcomer Vibeke Muasya, Lars Mikkelsen (Flame & Citron [+see also:
film profile]) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) star as a Danish couple who visit Kenya with their adopted son, who is of Kenyan origin.
But 10-year-old Simon is not so interested in the African country and would have preferred to stay in Denmark, where he was born. The first day of the trip, he disappears.
Lost in Africa is produced by Vibeke Windeløv and Karoline Leth for SF Production Denmark, in co-production with Sweden’s S/S Fladen, and with support from the Danish (DFI) and Swedish film institutes and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Thomas Krag, film commissioner at the DFI, describes the project as an “important story about cultural identity, a sensual film experience with emotional depth, drama and humour”.
The film is wrapping up shooting in Copenhagen after seven weeks in Nairobi. The Danish release is set for October 7, 2010.
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